Nanshan Jet Gulfstream 650 N566NS (1st Visit)

Nanshan Jet Gulfstream 650 N566NS arrived ex. Sydney at 09.10hrs. After spending the day and night stopping in Adelaide the aircraft departed the following day at 10.40hrs to Coolangatta.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, It is also the 4th different Gulfstream 650 to visit Adelaide.

Gulfstream 350 VH-NKD (1st Visit)

CML Aviation Gulfstream 350 VH-NKD arrived from Auckland at 13.25hrs. The aircraft is still currently on the ground in Adelaide.

This is NKD’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This is the 1st G350 to also visit Adelaide.

China Southern A330-300 B-5928 diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

China Southern A330-300 B-5928 operating ‘CZ321’ from Guangzhou to Melbourne diverted to Adelaide this morning due to a medical emergency on board. Arriving in Adelaide at 07.10hrs, the ill passenger was disembarked from the aircraft, the aircraft continued to Melbourne departing Adelaide at 09.10hrs.

This was the aircraft;s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also only the 2nd visit of a Skyteam liveried aircraft to visit Adelaide, the 1 and only previous visit was also by China Southern when their B777-200ER B-2056 was charted to Adelaide back in 2013.

MASkargo A330-200F 9M-MUB (1st visit)

MASkargo A330-200F 9M-MUB arrived ex. Sydney at 18.00hrs as ‘MH6204’. The aircraft is scheduled to night stop and depart tomorrow to Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH6424’ at 07.40hrs.

This is MUB’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 1st visit of an A330-200F to Adelaide.

Sino Jet Management B737-700BBJ VP-CZW (1st Visit)

Sino Jet Management B737-700BBJ VP-CZW arrived ex. Hong Kong at 19.10hrs as ‘Sino Sky 15‘. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide before departing to Taipei at 14.35hrs using the same callsign.

This was CZW’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 5th ever BBJ to ever visit Adelaide (excludes the RAAF VIP BBJ’s). Previous BBj visitors are N89NC, A6-AUH, N164RJ & N127QS.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALC (1st Visit)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALC arrived ex. Doha at 16.40hrs as ‘QR914‘. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.40hrs as ‘QR915‘.

This was ALC’s 1st visit to Adelaide. With ALC’s visit, this means all current 8 A350’s in the Qatar fleet have made at least 1 visit to Adelaide.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALF (1st Visit)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALF arrived ex. Doha at 16.50hrs as ‘QR914‘. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.30hrs as ‘QR915‘.

This was ALF’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This leaves just A7-ALC to make its 1st visit to Adelaide, until more A350’s arrive into the Qatar fleet.

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LAK (1st Visit New Livery)

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-300 B-LAK arrived from Hong Kong at 05.05hrs as ‘CX173‘. The aircraft then departed back to Hong Kong as ‘CX174‘ at 06.40hrs.

This was LAK’s 1st visit to Adelaide wearing the revised Cathay livery, it was also the 1st visit of the revised livery to Adelaide

Iron Maiden B747 ‘Ed Force 1’ jets into Adelaide

('ED Force 1' arriving on Rwy.23 from Melbourne)

(‘ED Force 1’ arriving on Rwy.23 from Melbourne)

('ED Force 1' parked at Adelaide Airport on a gloomy morning)

(‘ED Force 1’ parked at Adelaide Airport on a gloomy morning)

Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Air Atlanta Icelandic B747-400 TF-AAK which is on lease to Legendary Rock Band ‘Iron Maiden’ jetted into Adelaide arriving from Melbourne at 14.45hrs as ‘Atlanta 666‘. The aircraft is scheduled to continue on to Perth on 13/5/16

As seen in the pictures above, the aircraft is painted in the livery of the legendary bands tour scheme ‘The Book of Souls. Adelaide is the 34th stop on their tour around the world. This is not the 1st time Iron Maiden have painted up a n aircraft, back in 2011 they painted up B757 G-STRX which visited Adelaide on 10/2/11.

This is TF-AAK’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 3rd ever TF- registered aircraft to visit Adelaide

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE (1st visit)

 

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE arrived ex. Doha at 16.30hrs as ‘QR914’. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.35hrs as ‘QR915’.

This was ALE’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 4th A350 to ever visit Adelaide.